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Twitter bans bulk tweeting to fight spam

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to fight spam and political propaganda bot, Twitter has announced a set of changes and new developer guidelines meant to fight off automated actions and to make it harder for “tweetdeckers” to flood the social network. Starting on March 23rd,

Twitter ends support for Mac desktop app

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has announced that it is ending support for the unpopular Twitter for Mac app and that the app has been pulled from the web and the App Store. Users have 30 days, starting on February 16, before the app will no

Twitter reports first-ever net profit

By : CIOL Writers

After a wait of 12 long years, Twitter reported a net profit for the first time pulling in $91 million on $732 million in revenue, a 2 percent rise year-over-year. Though the overall user numbers were flat, but the company was still

Twitter’s director of AR/VR, Alessandro Sabatelli calls it quits

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter’s director of AR/VR, Alessandro Sabatelli is leaving the company after 18 months of service. After three and a half years I’m moving on from Twitter (actual elapsed time 18 months). It’s been an incredible ride and I’ve had the great

Fox partners Twitter and Snapchat to provide coverage of FIFA World Cup

By : CIOL Writers

Twenty First Century Fox’s Fox Sports is teaming up with Twitter and Snapchat to provide exclusive highlights from the 2018 FIFA World cup in Russia. Twitter will not only feature every goal scored from all 64 games just moments after they happen,

Snapchat testing ‘Stories Everywhere’ to boost user growth

By : CIOL Writers

Amid growing competition from the likes of Facebook and Instagram, and stagnant user growth, Snapchat is developing a new feature that will let users share stories outside the Snapchat app, according to a report from live streaming news network Cheddar. The report

Julian Assange’s twitter account restored after going offline for a couple of hours

By : CIOL Writers

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s twitter account @JulianAssange has been restored after mysteriously disappearing for a few hours. Users who tried to search for Assange’s account between 5.30 am and 6.30 am Indian time on Monday got the message “Sorry, that page

Twitter announces new set of rules that will penalise abusive accounts

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has announced a new set of guidelines to suspend users affiliated with hate groups on the platform. According to a report in Recode, the new rules will suspend accounts that will include “hateful imagery or display names”  or those who “use

Twitter rolls out Moments in India

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has rolled out its Moments feature to all users in India, nearly a year and a half after its launch in the US. The new feature will allow users to curate their stories by stitching together multiple tweets into

Twitter launches ‘threads’ to make ‘tweetstorms’ easier

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has officially  launched tweet threads that will allow people to post tweetstorms more easily. Tweetstorms are multiple tweets that are stitched together to share more information. When you create a tweet on Twitter, you can use the “+” button to add more tweets

Instagram brings on board Twitter’s ex-VP of revenue product

By : CIOL Writers

Instagram has hired Ameet Ranadive, Twitter’s former VP of revenue product to work as the director of product overseeing the Wellbeing team, “which helps promote positive behavior on Instagram and protects the community from bad behavior and content,” Ranadive posted on Twitter.

Twitter Lite expands to 24 new countries

By : CIOL Writers

After the successful testing of Twitter Lite in the Philippines, the company is now rolling out the app in 24 new countries across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Twitter Lite minimizes data usage, which makes it more

Twitter testing new ‘save for later’ feature named Bookmarks

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter is testing a new feature called Bookmarks which allows users to privately save tweets for later. The new feature might appear in menu in the bottom right corner of a tweet on your devices. Twitter‘s staff product designer Tina

Twitter starts removing verified status from accounts that violate guidelines

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has announced that it has begun revoking the verified status from some accounts that promote racism and hatred. White supremacists Jason Kessler and Richard Spencer are among the users who no longer have a blue tick mark on their

Twitter increases the length of display name upto 50 characters

By : CIOL Writers

Days after Twitter increased the limit of a tweet, the social media giant has now more than doubled its count for user’s display name length. Earlier the display name was limited to up to 20 characters, but now it has

Twitter stops verifying user accounts amid controversy

By : CIOL Writers

If you have been waiting for your blue tick on Twitter, there’s a bad news for you. Twitter has stopped verifying user accounts saying that the process of giving out blue ticks has created misinterpretation among the users and needs

Twitter officially announces 280 character limit for everyone

By : CIOL Writers

The iconic 140-character limit of Twitter is a thing of past. The company announced that now everyone in the world who has access to Twitter is having a 280-character tweet limit on their Twitter account. The 280-character tweet will now

Donald Trump’s Twitter account deactivated by departing employee

By : CIOL Writers

President of the US Donald Trump‘s personal Twitter account(@realDonaldTrump) was deactivated for a period of 11 minutes last night. Trump’s account disappeared at around 7 pm ET Thursday when visitors to the page were met with the message, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” Earlier

Twitter trims down losses and adds 4M users in Q3

By : CIOL Writers

When Twitter reported that it is on the verge of delivering a profitable bottom line, its shares surged by more than 18 percent. Twitter also managed to slim its quarterly losses to just $21 million in Q3 2017 despite a shrink

Twitter sets new guidelines and timeline to fight online abuse

By : CIOL Writers

In the wake of ever-increasing trolls and abuse on its platform, Twitter is committing to a new set of guidelines and timeline to enhance user-experience and safety. “As we said last week, we’re updating our approach to make Twitter a safer place.